cudg|el


cudg|el

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  • cudgel — cudg|el1 [ kʌdʒəl ] noun count a short thick stick used for hitting people take up the cudgels to take action to support or defend a person, idea, political movement, etc. cudgel cudg|el 2 [ kʌdʒəl ] verb transitive to hit someone hard and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cudgel — cudg•el [[t]ˈkʌdʒ əl[/t]] n. v. eled, el•ing, (esp. brit.) elled, el•ling. 1) a short, thick stick used as a weapon; club 2) to strike with a cudgel; beat • cudgel one s brains Etymology: bef. 900; ME cuggel, OE cycgel …   From formal English to slang

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  • Cudgel — Cudg el (k?j ?l), n. [OE. kuggel; cf. G. keule club (with a round end), kugel ball, or perh. W. cogyl cudgel, or D. cudse, kuds, cudgel.] A staff used in cudgel play, shorter than the quarterstaff, and wielded with one hand; hence, any heavy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cudgel — Cudg el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cudgeled} or {Cudgelled} ( ?ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cudgeling} or {cudgelling}.] To beat with a cudgel. [1913 Webster] An he here, I would cudgel him like a dog. Shak. [1913 Webster] {To cudgel one s brains}, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cudgel play — Cudgel Cudg el (k?j ?l), n. [OE. kuggel; cf. G. keule club (with a round end), kugel ball, or perh. W. cogyl cudgel, or D. cudse, kuds, cudgel.] A staff used in cudgel play, shorter than the quarterstaff, and wielded with one hand; hence, any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cudgeled — Cudgel Cudg el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cudgeled} or {Cudgelled} ( ?ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cudgeling} or {cudgelling}.] To beat with a cudgel. [1913 Webster] An he here, I would cudgel him like a dog. Shak. [1913 Webster] {To cudgel one s brains}, to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English